As we all know, pets provide us with wonderful companionship simply by making us feel secure, accepted, and happy. However, companionship is not the only benefit you can enjoy by having pets; in fact, regardless of their size and species, they play the role of an anchor that helps us cope with the stresses of everyday life.
Even if you may never think about it, having a fish tank can make you a healthier person. Well, if you suffer from conditions such as stress, blood pressure, insomnia, etc. or if your nerves are on the edge, it is a very good idea to keep an aquarium for you.
Lowered or regulated blood pressure is a proven way to measure the reduction in stress. In fact, there are various ailments associated with high stress in our daily lives such as heart attacks, sleep disorders, and even ulcers. However, when we watch fish swimming, we get into a hypnotized state thanks to their peaceful, rhythmic, and serene movements. Within a couple of movements, they will create a calming effect on our busy lives.
There are various studies conducted related to the comparisons of the effects of hypnosis vs. watching an aquarium. According to those studies, looking at an aquarium will reduce your blood pressure notably. According to studies, patients who watched videos of fish had experienced therapeutic effects.
Who can experience its benefits?
If you ever wonder the reasons why many dental and medical offices display fish tanks in their rooms, here’s the answer. In fact, dental patients who were asked to look at an aquarium had experienced greater benefits from looking at the fish in an aquarium. According to studies, it is suggested that the results were pretty similar to hypnosis. In addition to that, it is noticed that dental patients required less pain medication after having watched fish. In a nutshell, watching fish swim here and there lowers the stress of waiting to be examined by any doctor.
Senior individuals who were provided with an aquarium that had fish in it experienced significant blood pressure reduction. According to another study, it is said that that displaying tanks of brightly colored fish diminished potential disruptive behaviors of Alzheimer patients. Moreover, they had a tendency to eat more and also required fewer supplements after looking at an aquarium placed in their dining room.
Did you know that dolphins can help children with different emotional disorders? Well, there are several studies conducted on this subject and it showed that watching fish in an aquarium was able to calm down kids who were diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (which is called ADHD).
Any aquarium, regardless of the size, offers all those benefits. It is true that large aquariums are wonderful. However, if you wish to keep an aquarium in a limited space, there are mini-aquariums to do the same job.
So, if you plan to make your house a calm and peaceful one, introduce a mini fish tank to it as décor.